I love Harry H. Harrison Jr.’s book 1001 Things Your Kids Should See and Do
for a LOT of reasons… about 1002 of them.
I love it for each of the ‘things’ recommended in the book… and because I too know the importance of kids having the faith and courage and skills and confidence to walk out that door when adulthood beckons. It seems to me our job as parents is to guide them toward that goal by supporting them in seeing and doing those things that will best prepare them…
…so we don’t have to “deal with a 30 year old waiting for dinner downstairs. In their pajamas.” ;-)
So I’m going to be sharing these things with you. And I’d love to hear what you think about any of them… agree? Disagree? See the value? Find it outrageous? Whatever you think (and whatever you can add) will always welcome!
They Need to Visit Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
1. They need to see that you love them completely. The way they are.
2. They need to catch moonbeams.
3. They need to see you light up when they get home from school. Or when you get home from work.
4. They need to tell the truth.
5. They need to read. Fast. And Remember.